I own both the Original LS400 and the
new LS430. The LS400 is bulletproof in
reliability. (In many ways the Build
quality is better than the new one)
Great performance and no issues so far
other than scheduled maintenance. Look
out for cars beyond 90K. It is
essential the timing belt and water
pump be changed by then. Other than
that it's a car worth buying provided
it has been properly taken care of.
Build Quality, Design, and Performance
Somewhat slugglish initial
acceleration. The Post 1998 LS400 are
much better in this regard.